COLUMBIA Tina Mather had just buried her husband three days earlier when the notice came from the state Department of Revenue telling her what she knew painfully well two months earlier.
She was officially a victim of the massive data breach that exposed 3.8 million Social Security numbers, 3.3 million bank account numbers and information for nearly 700,000 businesses.
Mather, a Columbia caterer who lives in McCormick, learned in November that her bank account information had been stolen. She linked it to the Revenue Department breach because she said she and her husband only used their debit cards to file taxes online.
Today, she is closing her business because she said too many customers are afraid their information was compromised because of what happened to her.